Monday, April 19, 2010

Masterpiece Mystery! 2010 Schedule: Foyle's War, Miss Marple & More

The 2010 Mystery! shows on PBS look great. Here's a heads-up! Reviews to follow.
Check your local listing for times, as they may vary from the stated times below. Also: All episodes can be viewed online for a limited time at: pbs.org/masterpiece (usually around the time of the airing)

FOYLE’S WAR

Michael Kitchen returns as Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle in three brand new episodes of the acclaimed series. It is June 1945, and VE Day has been celebrated in Britain. The state of  the country, however, is far from jubilant in the aftermath of war. Keen to retire, but bound to his old job by the steep rise in violent crime that swept the country, Foyle is thrust into the dangerous worlds of international conspiracy and  execution, military racism and national betrayal. He must feel his way through this new world as he  faces some of his toughest challenges and gripping plots to date. (All episodes 90 minutes.)

May 2 Foyle’s War, Series VI: “The Russian House”
May 9 Foyle’s War, Series VI: “Killing Time”
May 16 Foyle’s War, Series VI: “The Hide”

MISS MARPLE

Julia McKenzie is back in the role of Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth, pursuing a series of new crimes and dark occurrences.  Appearances by Hugh Bonneville (Filth, Ms. Austen Regrets) and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) round out the stellar cast. (All episodes 90 minutes.)

May 23 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side”
Jun. 6 Miss Marple, Series IV: “A Pocket Full of Rye” (Encore)

Jun 13 Miss Marple, Series IV: “Murder is Easy” (Encore)

Jun 20 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Secret of Chimneys” 

Jun 27 Miss Marple, Series V: “The Blue Geranium”

HERCULE POIROT

David Suchet reprises his role as suave detective Hercule Poirot in three new episodes.  (All episodes 90 minutes.)

Jul 11 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “Murder on the Orient Express”
Jul 18 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “The Third Girl”
Jul 25 Hercule Poirot, Series X: “Appointment with Death”
Aug 1 Hercule Poirot, Series IX: “Cat Among the Pigeons” (Encore)

INSPECTOR LEWIS

Kevin Whately returns for a third season as Inspector Lewis in five new episodes. Once again
joined by Laurence Fox (A Room with a View) as Lewis’ young partner DS Hathaway, the
detectives continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. (All
episodes 90 minutes.)

Aug 8 Inspector Lewis, Series II: “Allegory of Love” (Encore)
Aug 15 Inspector Lewis, Series II: “Quality of Mercy” (Encore)
Aug 22 Inspector Lewis, Series II: “Point of Vanishing” (Encore)
Aug 29 Inspector Lewis, Series III: “Counter Culture Blues”
Additional episodes to be announced.

6 comments:

Kay said...

I'm so excited about this year's Masterpiece Mystery. Such a wealth of shows to watch. Ecstatic about more Foyle's War. My favorite.

Naomi Johnson said...

Foyle's War is probably the only TV show I put on my calendar. Nothing will keep me from it.

Janet Rudolph said...

It's going to be great!

vallerose said...

This looks like a really terrific line up. I prefer Julia Mckenzie as Miss Marple to Geraldine McEwen. Joan Hickson is still the best. Glad to see more Poirot's. Cat Among the Pigeons was excellent. But they ruined beyond recognition, Murder on the Orient Express. As that was my first ever Christie, when I was 13, I feel very protective of the story. Looking forward to Foyle and Lewis.

vallerose said...

My mistake. It was Murder on the Blue Train that was ruined. I always confuse the two titles. Hope this Orient is as good as the one with Albert Finney as Poirot.

Janet Rudolph said...

Vallery, duly noted, and I hope Murder on the Orient Express is done well. I have great confidence it will be.